The letter Q, in contemporary Chinese culture, is often related to the famous novelist Lu Xun's "spiritual victory" - avoiding failure and humiliation by imagining triumph. In the West, however, Q normally refers to questioning and the concept of frank contemplation. Because Q is embedded with contrasting connotations in different cultures, I seek to express the divergence in visual terms.

Additionally, modern Asian consumer culture often adds the meanings of beauty and light-spiritedness to Q, which makes "find Q" equal to exploration of beauty.

Therefore, Q is selected as the basic shape for visual experimentation with graphic, three-dimensional and photographic techniques.

JUNE 2016